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Gun Policy News, 22 January 2004

Afrique du Sud

22 January 2004

City Vision (Western Cape)

Nothing more sinister could have convinced Gun Free South Africa's Thembelani Dyule of the rightness of his cause than the evening in December last year when he was shot through right ear. The bullet exited through his forehead, just above his right eyebrow. For this young man of 29, who has set his sights on a society without guns, the incident has strengthened his resolve. He is very angry with the government for not applying stringent measures to curb ownership... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

22 January 2004

Evening Standard (London)

A new minimum five-year jail sentence for anyone possessing an illegal firearm comes into force today, bolstering the fight against gun crime. Any offender caught brandishing a gun will face the mandatory term. The new law follows calls from police chiefs for tougher sentences and campaigning by relatives of victims of gun murders. Senior officers-across Britain are growing increasingly concerned at the casual use of firearms and the growing gun culture among some... (GunPolicy.org)

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Russie

22 January 2004

Itar-Tass

GROZNY — The Interior Ministry of Chechnya has added 163 more government officials and local administration heads to the list of people, permitted to carry weapons, mostly pistols, for the sake of their personal safety, Deputy Interior Minister of Chechnya Colonel Ahmed Dakayev told the Wednesday meeting of the Chechen government, which considered how the population was surrendering illegally held weapons and getting compensations for them. "Officials of different... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 January 2004

Oregonian (Portland)

EUGENE — A University of Oregon graduate student is challenging the Oregon University System and Board of Higher Education's policy banning firearms on the state's seven public campuses. In a lawsuit being filed today in federal court in Eugene, Brian Stubbs claims that Oregon law allows people who hold concealed weapons licenses to possess firearms in all public places except state and municipal courtrooms. Stubbs, 25, also says the law forbids government... (GunPolicy.org)

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Afrique du Sud

22 January 2004

Beeld (South Africa)

PRETORIA — The central firearm registry apparently has a backlog of nearly 15 000 applications which may "take a year" to process. The applications are apparently from people all over the country, most of whom already applied last year. Senior officials at firearm registration offices in Gauteng and the central registry in Pretoria say the backlog is exacerbated by a "new system," that was introduced on December 22. Senior superintendent Andrew Lesch, national... (GunPolicy.org)

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Royaume-Uni

22 January 2004

BBC News

New gun crime figures have shown a 2% increase in firearm offences in the year to March 2003. The Home Office said the figures showed "a dramatic slowdown" compared to a 34% increase the previous year. But the figures also pointed to a 46% rise in the use of imitation firearms in recorded crime, with 1,815 offences. Meanwhile, the Home Office announced that from now on offenders in possession of an illegal firearm would get a mandatory five-year jail term. And... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 January 2004

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Mayor Daley on Wednesday called on the Senate to reject legislation that would ban local governments from suing the gun industry over the sale of firearms that land in the hands of criminals. Daley, together with Mayor Scott King of Gary, lashed out at a House-approved measure that is before the Senate, arguing it would effectively dismiss lawsuits the cities have filed against some gun manufacturers in state courts. Both mayors said at a news... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 January 2004

New York Times, Editorial

Buried in the fine print of the government appropriations bill now heading for passage is a potent measure of the gun lobby's muscle in the Republican-controlled Congress. There, amid the reams of routine housekeeping necessities, is a provision designed to gut the current requirement that gun dealers maintain their records of customers' identity checks for 90 days. In the name of the privacy rights of American sportsmen, the change will let records be expunged after 24... (GunPolicy.org)

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États-Unis

22 January 2004

Chicago Tribune

WASHINGTON — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley called on Congress Wednesday to reject legislation that would block cities from suing gun dealers and firearms manufacturers for sales practices that allegedly ease weapons purchases by street criminals. The legislation, which has passed the U.S. House, would invalidate a lawsuit that Chicago has filed seeking damages for the cost of gun violence on the city's streets. "You'd think the U.S. Congress would favor our efforts.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Soudan

22 January 2004

New York Times

TAM, Sudan — Hope is gaining ground on the front lines of Africa's most expansive — and exhaustive — battlefield, where Sudanese have killed and maimed other Sudanese in an area the size of Europe for 20 long years. The new reality could be seen in this village west of the Nile the other day when a brigade of rebel soldiers arrived in formation, singing songs of liberation and clutching aging AK-47's. At their commander's order, about 100 of the youngest... (GunPolicy.org)

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Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

22 January 2004

Post-Courier (Port Moresby)

Only members of the rifle and pistol club can acquire cartridges in Papua New Guinea, Internal Security Minister Bire Kimisopa said in Parliament yesterday. And the Government is not going to lift the ban on the imported cartridges unless there are some other arrangement in place where people can have access to firearms including cartridges. This is because of the imposed ban on the sale of firearms and cartridges following an on-going ban on imported cartridges in... (GunPolicy.org)

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